James Clarke
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Let me explain first why I did not go down the academic route to gain my insight into behaviour. In later life I was diagnosed with dyslexia and Irlen syndrome, both graded as severe. When I left school my reading ability would have been classed as non functional, this encompassed many other issues with these ever puzzling glyphs we use, from mathematics, problem solving, and processing to name but a few. Whilst this lead to the lowest point in my life, it ended up being more of a gift than a curse because it gave me a huge amount of experience to go through, giving me insight and methods that were born form understanding. Looking back at my own behaviour and learning to understand what brought it about helps me to perceive what is likely going on with others who are exhibiting negative behaviour, a bit like being in the eye of a storm. From the calmer centre you can observe the flurry of expressions and emotions being displayed, look for a partial match (because no two people are the same) in my own mental library, promoting comprehension and facilitating an appropriate response. I have learned about behaviour like others learn of history, by studying the past to gain understanding to help others avoid the same issues in the future.

I have built up my experience in a number of places and worked with some amazing individuals. I started at a Nursery for under a year then went on to work at a centre for severely epileptic people with other needs both physical and educational for three years. Then I worked in a unit for a year with young people with mental health issues after which I worked I worked at a young persons' home for three years where they had a 2 respite units, one for fostered young people and the other for young people with additional needs, also a unit for residential young people with emotional and behavioural issues and an emergency unit. I then went to work in a centre for young people diagnosed as Autistic, for just under a year where I worked with an individual who's funding was stopped. I was approached and asked if I would run a home program. This then went into a school where I applied for the job as the individual's support worker. The school was very concerned about the young person's ability to function, learn and be happy in a main stream environment, (due to a very complex statement). There was a lot of work to do but I'm very happy to say that he is more than settled, has a good group of friends, takes part in all activities such as sports day and class plays.

The development of the book has given me the language to explain to others what my processes are, and has moved me from the "guy who's good with the kids", to someone who can help and teach the methods that have been most successful over my 11 years. A lot of what I have written about others can identify with and therein lies one of the points to the book. By taking an automatic response and making someone aware of it, it can then be brought to the forefront of the mind and actively implemented, giving them freedom to study, change and improve upon their own processes. This can turn a static situation, where the individual exhibiting the negative behaviour has the greatest potential for influencing the outcome, to a much more fluid interaction, allowing the person who is intervening the ability to change tact to best represent the behaviour as unsuccessful and therefore less like to be repeated.

The Little Book Of Behaviour is aimed at a grass roots level for people who are wanting to learn about behaviour management methods for employment purposes, or to others who may feel stuck in a behavioural rut and are looking for a new way to improve the outcomes of behavioural situations. I have cast the net wide and included examples in the book form toddlers to teenagers, from main stream to additional needs, demonstrating that the methods works with people, not the groups we try to put them in.
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At 12:58pm on November 25, 2012,
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At 9:41pm on November 14, 2012, Intoxicated by Books said…

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At 3:34pm on November 11, 2012, Anastasia & Demitra said…


Welcome to Book Blogs! (:

We’re Anastasia & Demitra. We’ve been members for a little while now. We noticed you were new, so we decided to drop by and say ‘hi!’ Book Blogs seems complicated, doesn’t it? It’s like that at first, but we promise it won’t be long until you’re chatting up all the members on here (: If there’s anything we can help you with, just let us know. We’d be glad to help.

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At 10:14am on November 11, 2012,
Kirsty Vizard

Hi James I would be really interested in reviewing/reading your book . . . I am a trained nursery teacher although I haven't worked in that field for a few years and was nominated SENCO. I have epilepsy myself and had a brain injury at 11 which resulted in several changes in my behaviour. I now have a 10 year old son who has "moderate learning difficulties" and  communication problems and has just transferred from mainstream to SEN education. His behaviour is an issue but also we find that our younger son tries to copy . . . . . I have a blog at but up till now have reviewed fiction books.

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At 8:11am on November 10, 2012, Kate Evangelista said…


Welcome to Book Blogs! I'm Kate, a young adult author. My second novel, Reaping Me Softly, has just been released by Omnific Publishing last October 30, 2012. 

Ever since a near-death-experience on the operating table, seventeen-year-old Arianne Wilson can see dead people. Just as she’s learned to accept her new-found talents, she discovers that the boy she’s had a crush on since freshman year, Niko Clarke, is a Reaper. 

At last they have something in common, but that doesn’t mean life is getting any easier. All while facing merciless bullying from the most powerful girl in school, Arianne’s world is turned upside down after Niko accidentally reaps the soul of someone she loves.  This sends them both into a spiral that threatens to end Arianne’s life. But will Niko break his own Reaper’s code to save her? And what would the consequences be if he did? 

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I hope you enjoy your stay here! Lots of great people and interesting topics. If there's anything you might need, please don't hesitate to leave a comment on my page.



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At 11:54am on November 9, 2012,
Catalina Egan

Your journeu through Dyslexia and your eloquence is AMAZING !!! BRAVO !!!

Welcome to Book Blogs, I have forged many friendships here with bloggers, avid readers and prolific writers. We help each other out and have a great time while we do so, I am an author who enjoys cross-promoting.

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